Missouri State University

Sustainability at Missouri State

Goals 2013-2014

Goal Report September 2013


 Education and Research


Ø Sustainability minor will be approved by faculty senate.


Ø Biology Field Station in Ecuador will be used for eight weeks during the summer for research and education in sustainable issues.




Ø Greenwood Laboratory School is officially Silver LEED certified. Submission for certification will also occur with the Foster Recreation Center. A submission is in progress for certification of the education facility at the Darr Agriculture Center.


Ø Better monitor the amounts of waste and recycling from the campus. A waste audit was completed in late October of 2012 and a plan will be implemented to better meet the campus needs..


Ø PSU vendors will be encouraged to use sustainable materials. Chick-fil-A is working to change the styrofoam used in their packaging.


Ø PSU staff plans to sell reusable cups for drinks. The profits will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and drinks will be available at discounted pricing at the various vendors.


Ø Facilities continues to work on projects related to water conservation and energy conservation - LED lighting Ø Facilities staff are developing a native plants policy and wildlife habitat policy.


Ø Dining Services will work on AASHE credits with the committee.


Ø Resubmit Tree City USA application for Missouri State University.


Ø Recycling has started at the JQH Arena for 2012-2013 basketball season


Ø Engage students at Greenwood to encourage a no-idle zone.


Planning, Administration and Engagement


Ø The sustainability committee will become a standing committee with a charge and list of members by January 2013.


Ø The committee will investigate forming a committee on socially responsible investment.


Ø Students are working with the Bookstore to encourage the sale of fair trade BearWear.


Ø There are a variety of sustainability educator programs going on in the residence halls and other places. We need to catalog these and maybe even bring some cohesiveness to the training.